Expectant parents and health professionals across the globe are invited to participate in the inaugural World Cord Blood Day, to be held on Nov. 15. “We are excited about this opportunity to expand cord blood education worldwide while providing a platform for discussion focused exclusively on this valuable medical resource,” said Charis Ober, executive director of Save the Cord Foundation. Organized by Save the Cord Foundation, World Cord Blood Day is sponsored by Quick Specialized Healthcare Logistics. Inspiring Partners for the event include AABB, the Cord Blood Association, Be the Match (NMDP), World Marrow Donor Association (WMDA – Netcord) and FACT. As Inspiring Partners, these organizations will provide industry-specific and medical expertise. AABB will develop activities that highlight cord blood in connection with its social media.
World Cord Blood Day will also host a free, open virtual conference on November 15. The program will include introductory presentations appropriate for the public, as well as academic lectures designed for health professionals and led by renowned researchers and transplant doctors. In parallel, organizers will build cord blood awareness and encourage participation in the day’s events via social media. Register now to see how your cord blood bank can participate in this complimentary event at www.WorldCordBloodDay.org.